Wisconsin Innkeepers Association

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Lodging industry.

Lobbying Interests:
Any areas affecting the lodging industry as businesses and employers providing lodging services in Wisconsin to the public.

CEO Name:
Trisha Pugal
President & CEO

Contact
TP
Trisha Pugal
1025 S Moorland Rd Ste 200
Brookfield, WI 53005-6956
(262) 782-2851
(262) 782-0550
pugal@lodging-wi.com
www.lodging-wi.com

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Trisha Pugal Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/6/2005 Withdrawn On N/A
Kathleen Kilgore Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/6/2005 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 49
Assembly Bill 49
relating to: preemption of city, village, town, or county living wage ordinances.

Bill Text and History

2005 Wisconsin Act 12

For
Notification Date
4/28/2005
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 141
Assembly Bill 141
relating to: lowering the legal drinking age for certain persons.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/2/2005
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 155
Assembly Bill 155
relating to: a municipality's and county's ability to eliminate certain nonconforming buildings or premises.

Bill Text and History

2005 Wisconsin Act 81

For
Notification Date
4/6/2005
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 169
Assembly Bill 169
relating to: operation of double-decked buses on highways.

Bill Text and History

2005 Wisconsin Act 11

For
Notification Date
4/6/2005
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 298
Assembly Bill 298
relating to: tourism promotion and development under room tax law.

Bill Text and History

2005 Wisconsin Act 135

For
Notification Date
4/19/2005
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 306
Assembly Bill 306
relating to: providing immunity from civil liability for users, owners, and providers of automatic defibrillators for acts or omissions in rendering emergency care in good faith.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/4/2006
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 339
Assembly Bill 339
relating to: a property tax exemption for restaurant kitchen equipment.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
7/26/2005
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 375
Assembly Bill 375
relating to: the operation of all-terrain vehicles on highways for the purpose of certain types of access.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/25/2005
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 414
Assembly Bill 414
relating to: smoking in restaurants and bowling centers and the regulation of smoking by counties, cities, villages, and towns.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/2/2005
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 460
Assembly Bill 460
relating to: the prohibition against underage persons entering or being on any premises operating under an alcohol beverage license.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
9/20/2005
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 583
Assembly Bill 583
relating to: terms and conditions of gift certificates, gift cards, and other gift obligations and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
9/29/2005
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 739
Assembly Bill 739
relating to: municipal quotas for intoxicating liquor retailers.

Bill Text and History

2005 Wisconsin Act 307

Against
Notification Date
3/9/2006
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 742
Assembly Bill 742
relating to: transferring a permit to operate a hotel, restaurant, bed and breakfast, rooming house, or vending machine.

Bill Text and History

2005 Wisconsin Act 302

For
Notification Date
3/9/2006
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 793
Assembly Bill 793
relating to: the regulation, preservation, and restoration of historic buildings, the supplement to the federal historic rehabilitation tax credit and the state historic rehabilitation tax credit, requiring the certification of downtowns, promoting certain...

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
2/21/2006
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 867
Assembly Bill 867
relating to: various changes in the unemployment insurance law, authorized positions for the department of justice, making appropriations, and providing penalties.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
12/13/2005
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 900
Assembly Bill 900
relating to: community welcoming signs within highway rights-of-way and granting rule-making authority.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/21/2006
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 967
Assembly Bill 967
relating to: maintenance and removal of vegetation obstructing the view of outdoor advertising signs along highways under the jurisdiction of the Department of Transportation and an audit of a program of the Department of Transportation.

Bill Text and History

2005 Wisconsin Act 465

For
Notification Date
2/21/2006
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 1118
Assembly Bill 1118
relating to: renewals and extensions of business contracts.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/4/2006
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 1154
Assembly Bill 1154
relating to: reducing the amount of the estate tax imposed by the state.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/4/2006
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Joint Resolution 77
Assembly Joint Resolution 77
relating to: creating a revenue limit for the state and local governmental units, depositing excess revenue into an emergency reserve, returning excess revenue to taxpayers, elector approval for exceeding the revenue limit, state and local governmental app...

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
4/4/2006
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Comments
Concerned about impact on room taxes and premiere resort taxes collected by municipalities
Senate Bill 9
Senate Bill 9
relating to: reducing the amount of the estate tax imposed by the state.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/19/2005
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 16
Senate Bill 16
relating to: reducing the amount of the estate tax imposed by the state.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/19/2005
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 35
Senate Bill 35
relating to: eliminating the estate tax.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/19/2005
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 116
Senate Bill 116
relating to: prohibitions against certain telephone solicitations, authorizing a private cause of action, and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/21/2006
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 147
Senate Bill 147
relating to: preemption of city, village, town, or county living wage ordinances.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/6/2005
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 156
Senate Bill 156
relating to: the annual adjustment of the motor vehicle fuel tax rate.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
9/29/2005
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 161
Senate Bill 161
relating to: civil liability exemption for claims resulting from weight gain and obesity.

Bill Text and History

2005 Wisconsin Act 325

For
Notification Date
2/21/2006
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 186
Senate Bill 186
relating to: providing immunity from civil liability for users, owners, and providers of automatic defibrillators for acts or omissions in rendering emergency care in good faith.

Bill Text and History

2005 Wisconsin Act 486

For
Notification Date
4/4/2006
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 202
Senate Bill 202
relating to: smoking in restaurants and bowling centers and the regulation of smoking by counties, cities, villages, and towns.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/22/2005
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 266
Senate Bill 266
relating to: the prohibition against underage persons entering or being on any premises operating under an alcohol beverage license.

Bill Text and History

2005 Wisconsin Act 50

For
Notification Date
9/20/2005
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 331
Senate Bill 331
relating to: eliminating the annual adjustment of the motor vehicle fuel tax rate.

Bill Text and History

2005 Wisconsin Act 85

For
Notification Date
9/29/2005
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 352
Senate Bill 352
relating to: creating the Wisconsin Aerospace Authority to develop and operate spaceports and related facilities and services and other aerospace facilities and services and providing the authority with the power of condemnation, authorizing municipalities...

Bill Text and History

2005 Wisconsin Act 335

For
Notification Date
3/9/2006
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 379
Senate Bill 379
relating to: the regulation, preservation, and restoration of historic buildings, the supplement to the federal historic rehabilitation tax credit and the state historic rehabilitation tax credit, requiring the certification of downtowns, promoting certain...

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
2/21/2006
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 392
Senate Bill 392
relating to: the sale of gift certificates, gift cards, and other gift obligations and providing penalties.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/21/2006
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 426
Senate Bill 426
relating to: various changes in the unemployment insurance law, authorized positions for the department of justice, making appropriations, and providing penalties.

Bill Text and History

2005 Wisconsin Act 86

For
Notification Date
12/13/2005
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 563
Senate Bill 563
relating to: creating income and franchise tax credits for expenses related to film production services and for capital investments made by a film production company, requiring the exercise of rule-making authority, and making an appropriation.

Bill Text and History

2005 Wisconsin Act 483

For
Notification Date
2/21/2006
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 608
Senate Bill 608
state procurement from lowest-cost vendors.

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
3/9/2006
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Resolution 63
Senate Resolution 63
creating a revenue limit for the state and local governmental units, depositing excess revenue into an emergency reserve, returning excess revenue to taxpayers, elector approval for exceeding the revenue limit, state and local governmental approval for red...

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
4/4/2006
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Comments
Concerned about impact on room taxes and premiere resort taxes collected by municipalities

Budget Bill Subjects

Tourism
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Tourism

Notification Date
2/1/2005
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

Trans 200, specific information signs (SIS), allowing up to three business categories to be displayed on one SIS.
Agency Name
Transportation

Subject
Trans 200, specific information signs (SIS), allowing up to three business categories to be displayed on one SIS.

Register Number: 594 (6/15/2005)
Clearinghouse Rule: CR 05-082
For
Notification Date
10/3/2005
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Carbon monoxide detection
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Carbon monoxide detection

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative Matter and Rule

Notification Date
2/1/2005
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Gift certificates
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Gift certificates

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
2/1/2005
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Minimum wage
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Minimum wage

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative Matter and Rule

Notification Date
2/1/2005
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Room tax
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Room tax

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
2/1/2005
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2005
January - June
$32,329.28
2005
July - December
$32,013.50
2006
January - June
$47,470.56
2006
July - December
$30,004.83
Total $141,818.17
Total Hours Communicating 2005
January - June
81.60
2005
July - December
78.55
2006
January - June
110.75
2006
July - December
32.80
Total 303.70
Total Hours Other 2005
January - June
213.50
2005
July - December
191.00
2006
January - June
233.10
2006
July - December
129.45
Total 767.05

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

relating to: tourism promotion and development under room tax law.
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
50 %
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
50 %
2006
July - December
Total 30 %
relating to: creating a revenue limit for the state and local governmental units, depositing excess revenue into an emergency reserve, returning excess revenue to taxpayers, elector approval for exceeding the revenue limit, state and local governmental approval for reducing the revenue limit, allowing local governmental units to raise revenue to compensate for reductions in state aid, requiring the state to reduce its revenue limit in conjunction with reduction in state aid, reimbursing the reasonable costs of imposing state mandates, standing to bring a suit to enforce the revenue limits, and requiring the approval of only one legislature to amend the revenue limit provisions (first consideration).
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
25 %
2006
July - December
Total 8 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
12 %
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total 3 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
10 %
Total 1 %

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
15 %
2005
July - December
10 %
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
35 %
Total 12 %
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
75 %
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total 19 %
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
15 %
Total 2 %

Minor Efforts

(Time spent on matters each of which accounted for less than 10% of the organization's lobbying.)

Minor Efforts
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
23 %
2005
July - December
15 %
2006
January - June
25 %
2006
July - December
25 %
Total 22 %

Other Matters

Includes time spent on:

  • Gubernatorial nominations
  • Matters on which the organization made no lobbying communication

Other Matters
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
15 %
Total 2 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures